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. [applause] [applause] california was the first in the nation to pass laws to implement president obama's historic political career at. health benefit exchange called cover california will begin next year perverting assurance to nearly 1 million californians. with the rest this decade, california will steadily reduce the number of uninsured. today a call for a special session to do with those issues that must be decided quickly if california is to get the affordable care act started by next january. broader expansion of medi-cal is incredibly complex that will take more time. working out the right relationship of counties will test our ingenuity and not be achieved overnight. given the cost involved, great prudence should guide every step of the way. california lost 1.3 million jobs in the great recession, overcoming back at a faster pace than the national average. the nuance of business and economic development, gove is, one of the good bills -- [laughter] directly assisting more than 5000 companies this past year. one of those who stand some connectors headquartered in korea were tuba
cars and that's politically inconvenient truth in higher gasoline prices move in that direction. i think we remember what the energy secretary said at the beginning of barack obama's term. we have need have gasoline prices as high as europe. he's been criticized by republicans ever since. would you agree, it's politically inconvenient but also an open secret? >> i wouldn't say that. yms don't forget the first thing that happens when the prices go up is people downsize. they get smaller vehicles, and that's not a very -- technology or shift to different fuels. it's kind of reality. so don't forget consumers have incredible choice. that's our job to provide them with choice with a good product and meet their needs. but it's the idea that we're going, you know, funnel consumers in to some policy-driven choices here, i think it's we're optimistic. >> as well. the other half of the equation, i but the other half of the equation is what can we do as automakers? and, you know, trying to innovate, trying to reduce costs, trying to develop new technology, compete with one another, you know,
going forward for the country is that all of us need to help president obama create his legacy which i'm sure he does not want to go down as the president bankrupts america. all of us around the table, regardless of political stripes have a great vested interest in helping him make sure that does not happen, and, of course, the role all of us can play in deciding what do we want to spend our government money on and be an influence to have our voices heard as do we really want to send 55 million dollars to i understand knee sha to help -- indonesia to help improve the infant mortality rate in indonesia when we have babies here who could benefit from that same expenditure. that's enough said. we're delighted to be a part of the american dream. i came out of the army with $800 of accumulative leave pay, and the lord blessed that into $700 million, and that comes from three things, the workers god put in my life, 70 people to help pick stock and interact with clients, and secondly, a hospitable government environment. you had a taxation and a regulatory environment which allowed me to pros
secretary of state and he speaks for america on behalf of the obama administration. that, i yield the floor. >> the senator from tennessee. >> thank you. >> i want to thank the chairman for holding this hearing. the way that paulson politics are in washington, sometimes it seems that we can't be happy for someone on the other side of the aisle and nothing could be further from the truth, and i would just like to say that i thought that senator kerry acquitted himself exceptionally well in the hearings that he had last week. i thought they were wide-ranging and i thought that he had the opportunity to display and anyone who has lived a life that has been touched by john kerry, i am happy for him and his family and the fact that he will be able to express himself. his dad was a foreign service officer and he certainly made a splash, some people thought it was negative, others positive, he certainly made a splash during the vietnam era and from that point on has been very active. again, i thought he acquitted himself exceptionally well. just because of some of the things that have happened in
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